Basin Harbor Club welcomes new executive chef and new golf pro

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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 7:15am -- tricia

Basin Harbor Club welcomed two additions to their professional staff this winter. Rodney Rehwinkel joins the resort as Executive Chef, and PGA Professional Paul Meunier will head up the golf program. Both men bring over 30 years of experience in their respective fields to Basin Harbor Club.
Rodney Rehwinkel’s extensive experience in the culinary world includes two years as Executive Chef at the renowned International Club in Bolton, MA where he catered to discriminating customers as well as New England’s professional sports teams including the New England Patriots, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Rehwinkel is also the Chef-Owner of Clear Culinary Consulting, Inc. in South Burlington where he consulted with mid-size regional restaurant companies on menu analysis, concept development, cost controls, and recipe work-ups.
Rehwinkel’s vision for Basin Harbor will take advantage of the abundance of local and regional foods including organic meat, Vermont cheeses, and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. He will also be working with the executive management team to develop new events for guests and members.
The Resort’s new PGA Golf Professional, Paul Meunier, has worked at some of the country’s most distinguished golf courses including Quail Run, Montague Golf Club, The Woodstock Inn & Resort, Island Country Club on Marco Island, and the Nicklaus Flick Golf School in Arizona. His golf career began in college when a local course allowed him to start a school program. His talent and passion for teaching has since grown to include expertise in management, event planning, and course improvement.
“We are thrilled to have Rodney and Paul on board,” said Pennie Beach, owner of Basin Harbor Club. “Together they bring a new level of energy and expertise to our golf and dining programs that will translate into some exciting changes for our guests and members in the 2012 season.”
Basin Harbor Club was established in 1886 by Ardelia Beach and has remained family owned for 126 years. Today, guests are greeted by fourth generation hosts, Pennie Beach and Robert H. Beach, Jr. Originally a 225-acre working farm catering to summer boarders, the resort has expanded to cover 700 acres of Vermont's most pristine land along the shores of Lake Champlain, encompassing the main lodge, cottages, a private golf course, spectacular gardens, a 3,200 foot grass airstrip, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum-an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain.